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Saving a visualforce page within a custom object page layout

I'm trying to provide a VF page inside a custom object page layout.  I would like to allow my users to edit their information and click the save button without the VF page changing it's position within the inner frame.  (See Screen shots)

 

 

Custom Object with VF Page before clicking Save commandButton

 

RPI Object Before VF Page Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Object with VF Page after clicking the Save commandButton

 

RPI Object After VF Page Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the best way to correct this?  Is it possible to have the parent page refresh after the save commandButton is clicked.

 

Here is my code....

 

<apex:page StandardController="RPI_Request__c">
  <apex:form >
    <apex:pageBlock >
      <apex:panelGrid dir="LTR" columns="6" id="theGrid">
          <apex:outputText value="" id="one"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Owner(s)" id="two"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Start" id="three"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Finish" id="four"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Fix Needed?" id="five"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Estimated Completion" id="six"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Gather/Create Specifications: " id="seven"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Gather_Create_Specs_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="eight"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Gather_Create_Specs_Start__c}" id="nine"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Gather_Create_Specs_Finish__c}" id="ten"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Gather_Create_Specs_Fix__c}" id="eleven"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Gather_Create_Specs_Est_Comp__c}" id="twelve"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Review/Finalize Specifications: " id="thirteen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Review_Final_Specs_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="fourteen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Review_Final_Specs_Start__c}" id="fifteen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Review_Final_Specs_Finish__c}" id="sixteen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Review_Final_Specs_Fix__c}" id="seventeen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Review_Final_Specs_Est_Comp__c}" id="eighteen"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Create Matrix: " id="nineteen"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Create_Matrix_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="twenty"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Create_Matrix_Start__c}" id="twentyone"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Create_Matrix_Finish__c}" id="twentytwo"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Create_Matrix_Fix__c}" id="twentythree"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Create_Matrix_Est_Comp__c}" id="twentyfour"/>
          <apex:outputText value="Finalize Matrix: " id="twentyfive"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Finalize_Matrix_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="twentysix"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Finalize_Matrix_Start__c}" id="twentyseven"/> 
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Finalize_Matrix_Finish__c}" id="twentyeight"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Finalize_Matrix_Fix__c}" id="twentynine"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Finalize_Matrix_Est_Comp__c}" id="thirty"/>           
          <apex:outputText value="Mapping/Development: " id="thirtyone"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Mapping_Dev_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="thirtytwo"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Mapping_Dev_Start__c}" id="thirtythree"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Mapping_Dev_Finish__c}" id="thirtyfour"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Mapping_Dev_Fix__c}" id="thirtyfive"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Mapping_Dev_Est_Comp__c}" id="thirtysix"/>
          <apex:outputText value="QA: " id="thirtyseven"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.QA_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="thirtyeight"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.QA_Start__c}" id="thirtynine"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.QA_Finish__c}" id="forty"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.QA_Fix__c}" id="fortyone"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.QA_Est_Comp__c}" id="fortytwo"/>   
          <apex:outputText value="Integrated Testing: " id="fortythree"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Integrated_Testing_Owner_Lookup__c}" id="fortyfour"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Integrated_Testing_Start__c}" id="fortyfive"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Integrated_Testing_Finish__c}" id="fortysix"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Integrated_Testing_Fix__c}" id="fortyseven"/>
              <apex:inputField value="{!RPI_Request__c.Integrated_Testing_Est_Comp__c}" id="fortyeight"/>     
        </apex:panelGrid>
     </apex:pageBlock>  
     <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" value="Save" alt="Save" id="saveButton"/>
  </apex:form>
</apex:page>

 

Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
bob_buzzardbob_buzzard

This is because you are using the standard controller save, which redirects you to the record view page for the object in question.  This means that you get a standard salesforce page embedded in an iframe within your standard visualforce page.

 

The simplest way to correct this is to create a small extension controller that leaves the user on your Visualforce page after they click save.  Something like:

 

 

public class RPIRequestExtension
{
    ApexPages.StandardController stdCtrl;
    public RPIRequestExtension(ApexPages.StandardController std)
    {
       stdCtrl=std;
    }

    public PageReference save()
    {
        stdCtrl.save();
        return null;
    }
}

 

and on the page:

 

 

<apex:page StandardController="RPI_Request__c" extensions="RPIRequestExtension">

 

standard VF behaviour will call your extension controller save rather than the standard one.  Your extension delegates the actual saving to the standard controller and then returns null - which results in the current page refreshing rather than directing you off to the standard view page.

 

 

All Answers

sravusravu

try to use the following attributes in your <apex:page showheader="false" sidebar="false"> and see if it works

 

 

bob_buzzardbob_buzzard

This is because you are using the standard controller save, which redirects you to the record view page for the object in question.  This means that you get a standard salesforce page embedded in an iframe within your standard visualforce page.

 

The simplest way to correct this is to create a small extension controller that leaves the user on your Visualforce page after they click save.  Something like:

 

 

public class RPIRequestExtension
{
    ApexPages.StandardController stdCtrl;
    public RPIRequestExtension(ApexPages.StandardController std)
    {
       stdCtrl=std;
    }

    public PageReference save()
    {
        stdCtrl.save();
        return null;
    }
}

 

and on the page:

 

 

<apex:page StandardController="RPI_Request__c" extensions="RPIRequestExtension">

 

standard VF behaviour will call your extension controller save rather than the standard one.  Your extension delegates the actual saving to the standard controller and then returns null - which results in the current page refreshing rather than directing you off to the standard view page.

 

 

This was selected as the best answer
cpo87cpo87

Great!  Thank you Bob.  Works perfectly and makes a lot more sense.

TempleHoffTempleHoff

Hi, bob.  You mention that this is the simplies way.  I really need a way that does not involve righting a class.  Any ideas?

TempleHoffTempleHoff

Or at least a test method to test the extension you wrote?

Joe Reyes 7Joe Reyes 7
Bob,  This worked like a charm.  Thank you.  Did you get a chance to post the test class for the extension?